Frank Chin

Author, playwright, and musician, Chin is considered a pioneer in Asian-American theater.

Articles by Frank Chin

Cambodians, Lao, Viet gangs terrorize Crawford, Horace Mann, Gompers, Lincoln, Kearny High School, Linda Vista

Bulletproof Buddhists

“They like to carry the 9mm handgun,” Officer Roy moody says. He's talking about Lao and Cambodian gang kids. “And, of course, they do like the semi automatic rifles like AK-47s, even though we haven't ...

Frank Chin does the California coast and takes on Asian icons

Do not sell your children to monsters

I don’t expect to be ambushed by the fans of Maxine Hong Kingston, David Henry Hwang, and Amy Tan in Portland. They show up to vent their moral outrage and save my soul.

San Diego's hot-blooded flamenco subculture

White boys & gypsy souls

I saw nothing unusual about a Chinaman kid dabbling in flamenco guitar. I liked it. Then Jackson Burgess, a writer from the South, sat down next to me as I practiced one afternoon. Teacher to ...

Chinese hiding under a rock in Baja

An ugly toad's promise

I’m one of the Chinese Americans who cringe at the word “Chinaman” and understand spoken Chinese but can’t and won’t speak it and hear Chinamen telling everyone what kind of stupid American-born fool I am.

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